Thursday, August 31, 2006 

Valve Portal

From Dan:

This game looks pretty damn cool:


The Office: Webisodes

I completely forgot about this, but NBC has 10 "webisodes" of The Office focusing on the accountants and $3000 that cant be accounted for.

The Office Webisodes featuring The Accountants

Episodes 4 and 5 are the best.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 

AOL 9.0 Free Version - Badware

If you havent seen this yet, I still find it amusing:

AOL 9.0 (Free Version) Badware

In our preliminary findings, we find that AOL 9.0 (free version) is currently badware because it installs additional software without telling the user, it forces the user to take certain actions, it adds various components to Internet Explorer and the taskbar without disclosure, it may automatically update without the user's consent, and it fails to uninstall completely.

We currently recommend that users do not install the version of AOL software that we tested, unless the user is comfortable with the level of risk we identify or until the application is updated consistent with the recommendations in this report.

Sunday, August 27, 2006 

More about "The Wire"

Another quality review of The Wire courtesy Ananth:

The shows are so powerful - so well-written, acted, filmed and edited - that the experience of watching them has left me a complete wreck.

I am so blown away by this show that I will go out on a limb here to declare that these 13 episodes just might comprise the single finest piece of work ever produced for American TV.


Thursday, August 24, 2006 

Pat Buchanan

Buchanan: Hispanic Immigrants Not Assimilating Into America Because They Embrace ‘Rap Culture

(video if you follow the link)

BUCHANAN: One thing that’s different in the year 2050 there will be 102 million people of Hispanic descent, primarily Mexican, wholly concentrated in the American Southwest. That’s one thing. The second thing is Mexicans, unlike Irish or German folks, never claimed America as their country. They owned it. 58% of Mexicans believe the southwest belongs to them. The third thing is, they were assimilated. There powerful assimilation movement in this country that does not exist right now and in so the point of the thing is, they are not assimilated into America. Many Hispanics, as a matter of fact, you know what culture they are assimilating to? — the rap culture, the crime culture, anti-cops, all the rest of it.



Caroline: i just saw the scariest, funniest most random thing ever

Chris: i out loud just said "uhhhhhhhhhhhh....." as i loaded that
umm im watching the movie.....WOW

Caroline: told you
scariest strangest thing ever
yet also hysterical
and the video is oh my god

OSIM iGallop

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 

"President Bush Fact-Checks Rick Santorum"


Random YouTube

I got a good laugh outa this:

(from Drew)

Monday, August 21, 2006 

Contextual Advertising

From wonkette:

"Fun with Contextual Advertising":

Sunday, August 20, 2006 


Stolen from Dan Adams' away message:

The reuters title for this article is quality:

Are you SURE you want to do that?

Saturday, August 19, 2006 

The Office Values

I haven't even watched all of it, but the 5 minutes I did are typicaly quality Ricky Gervais -- Office fans (the real Office) enjoy

Part one of two faux training videos for Microsoft UK employees featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their roles from the BBC version of The Office

Part two of two faux training videos for Microsoft UK employees featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their roles from the BBC version of The Office.


Gnotorious Gnarls Biggie

From Boing Boing:

Gnarls Barkley mashed with Biggie: The Gnotorius Gnarls Biggie

"Can I get with ya Crazy Butt"
"Just a Party and Bullshit"

Friday, August 18, 2006 

More AOL Search record data

More AOL search record stuff from DMa...
(go through all 8 pages)

This one made me really lol:
" I've heard of fantasy football but this is ridiculous."

711391 tells an interesting story


Top South Park Quotes


South Park Quotes - Top Rated Quotes

Cartman: Okay, Token, give me a sweet bass line.
Token: I don't know how to play the bass.
Cartman: Token, how many times do we have to go over this? You're black. You can play the bass.
Token: I'm really tired of your racist views on this.
Cartman: Well then, get tired of them after you give me a bass line!
Token: (Plays the bass expertly) Oh, Goddammit.


Stupid Virginia Part 2

Old stuff, but I wanted another stupid virginia post....

"because George Allen...says some stupid shit"


"i dont know what macaca means, but it sure as shit sounds racist, but john, here in virgina, still not sure if that helps or hurts a guy"


Stupid ass virginia

(Personal Rant)

I'm tired of this stupid ass state, they already raised my tolls on the toll road last year...from $.50 to get on and off to $.75 , and my exit went from $.35 to $.50 and now theyre thinking about raising the tolls again?? To pay for this BS purple line thats never getting built....god i hate this stupid state. Thats it, I'm outa here. Maybe I'll join Wigdor in Austin.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 


Go read this post on Arlene's read it......WOW

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 

Gdub - idiot

Is Bush an "Idiot"?


AOL Stalker

AOL Stalker

Interesting site to search through all those AOL search records...

but whats more interesting is clicking on the "Popular Users" - like #672368

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 

Blacklight Tattoos

From Pete:

Tattoo artist Richie, who lives and works in Colorado, has been offering UV blacklight reactive ink to his clients for most of his 4-year career. "Three and a half years ago, I was asked by a friend about the UV ink," Richie says. "So I did a little research and got a sample of the ink and all the paperwork explaining how it was made and how safe it is. After trying a small sample on myself, I began to use the ink." These are some of the results.

Blacklight Tattoos


The Daily Quickie The Daily Quickie

I read this section on everyday and think its pretty good. It's written by a local guy too (pretty sure hes from Bethesda, went to Whitman)....

anyway, apparently the last Daily Quickie is Aug 31 - so enjoy it while its still around.

Monday, August 14, 2006 

Google Maps Flight Sim

I believe this has been on both digg and but I post anyway because I think its pretty cool

Google Maps Flight Sim


Sad Day

I haven't watched this show in years, but it still brings a tear to my eye to hear that it is cancelled.

There are believed to be more than 1,300 produced episodes from the show's seven seasons on the air.

(damn thats a lot)


GTA Coke Ad


Friday, August 11, 2006 


Randomly came across this (suprisingly not via digg though im guessing it made the front page)


Just for the hell of it (part 8)

"you need to diversify your bonds nigga"


Email Hoarders

Blatantly stolen from Allan because I think it's pretty interesting:

(note: I'm a big email hoarder - thank you Gmail. 790 megs used and 4800 messages in my inbox. I also have all work emails since 2002)

Hoarders vs. Deleters: What your inbox says about you

The makeup and tidiness of your inbox is a reflection of your habits, your mental health and, yes, even the way Mom and Dad raised you.

"If you keep your inbox full rather than empty, it may mean you keep your life cluttered in other ways," says psychologist Dave Greenfield, who founded the Center for Internet Behavior in West Hartford, Conn. "Do you cling to the past? Do you have a lot of unfinished business in your life?"

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 


I saw these ads as I logged into my yahoo mail today:

"Confessions of AOL Dial-up Users"

Check out our series, "Confessions of former AOL Dial-Up Users" and see why you'll feel better on Yahoo!, the #1 provider of web content and services.**



Very interesting article from O'Brien:

Humans With Amazing Senses

Ben Underwood is blind, but he uses echo-location to ride his bike, shoot hoops and play video games. (ABC News)

Aug. 7, 2006 — When bats go out to hunt, they send out sonar signals at such high frequencies and in such rapid bursts that they can hear the signals bounce off mosquitoes in midair. They then zero in on the insects like laser-guided missiles. Dolphins use the same technique to find their dinners. It's called echolocation, a technique that uses sound to identify objects by the echoes they produce.

Fourteen-year-old Ben Underwood of Sacramento, Calif., is one of the few people known to use echolocation as a primary means of navigating the world on land. There's not even a hint of light reaching his brain. His eyes are artificial, but his brain has adapted to allow him to appraise his environment. He makes a "clicking" sound to communicate with objects and people around him.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 

The Wire

The Wire is the best show on TV and everyone should be watching it. Rent the DVDS. Seasons 1 and 3 are classics. Season 2 is ok (its too much about white people though... :) )...seriously, you're missing out on quality tv if you're not watching the Wire (I'd recommend it over 24, Lost, The Shield, Sopranos etc its that good, but you have to watch it all, not just a random episode):

From Ananth's away message:

Taut 'Wire' has real strength

Having devoured all 13 hours even before sitting down with Simon, I can say I have no need of a refund. If anything, I feel like I should be paying more than my HBO subscription rate for this show. It is the best drama in HBO history -- all due respect to "The Sopranos" and "Deadwood." "The Wire" is deeper, tighter and more ambitious -- and one of the finest works ever produced for American television.

Throughout the show's run, many of its central characters have worked for the Major Crimes Unit, a neglected, disrespected branch of the Baltimore Police Department that, in spite of finite resources and a roster of personnel that the rest of the department would be happy to discard, regularly performs investigative miracles. In that way, the MCU is an echo of "The Wire" itself, which is the least-hyped show on HBO's slate, with a cast full of no-names, yet manages to make the impossibilities of the TV business seem routine.

Where most other dramas are content to include one or two minority cast members and puff out their chests about diversity, "The Wire" features literally dozens of interesting, significant roles for actors of color. Simon, ex-cop Ed Burns and their writing staff (which includes acclaimed crime novelists Richard Price, Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos) juggle what can seem like a hundred different subplots and pay them off in satisfying fashion at season's end. They don't tell you what to think of their characters, or even whom to agree with when characters debate morality, public policy and every problem plaguing urban America today. They just want you to think, period.

Monday, August 07, 2006 

Ice Breaker

I was addicted to this for 5 minutes today...

Ice Breaker


Cancelling AOL

Even dead people can't escape AOL

The problem? An AOL account once held by Gauthier's late father still showed billing charges accumulating against it. The account had been dormant for months; the credit card he used for it was inactive at least as long.

Nevertheless, AOL kept charging $25.90 each month for dial-up online access. Late fees for non-payment accumulated on the credit card, too.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 

Theres nothing interesting to post...

and im gonna be in Montreal til Monday.

Maybe I'll have something then.

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